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Health and Society

Trend Spotting

In this episode, we chat with Kasey Buckles, a Notre Dame economist who studies the family. Her research follows trends in the fertility rate, and yields clues about what that may...

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Religion and Philosophy

On What Grounds Can a Wage be Just or Unjust?

Dan Graff, Ph.D., the Director of the Higgins Labor Program at the Center, joins us today to discuss the question, on what grounds can a wage be just or unjust? It’s a question...

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Health and Society

Fewer Unintended Pregnancies Contribute to All-Time Low U.S. Fertility Rate, New Research Says

The U.S. birth rate has been decreasing for the last decade, reaching a historic low in 2017. New research from a team of economists suggests that much of this decline is due to...

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Health and Society

Emergency Financial Assistance Reduces Homeless Shelter Entry and Violent Crime

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for...

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Health and Society

U.S. Poverty Numbers Continue to Decline, Researchers Find

A more accurate measure of the poverty rate, based on how much people consume, highlights the dramatic decline in poverty over the past four decades, a fact that is missed by the...

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Health and Society

Helping the Most Vulnerable

A report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors declared the war on poverty largely over. A Notre Dame researcher, who helped produce much of the data behind the...

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Health and Society

Study Points to Fertility as a Leading Economic Indicator

Many research studies have shown that when the economy does well, people have more babies, and when the economy does poorly, they give birth less. New research from the University...

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Global Affairs

Fighting to End Poverty

In Dandora, Kenya, a sprawling neighborhood in Nairobi, housing for 250,000 people is built around the city’s largest dumpsite. Life near a large trash heap exposes the...

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Health and Society

The Power of Evidence: Transforming the Fight Against Poverty Through Research

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) is answering Fr. Sorin’s challenge to be a “powerful force for good” by using economic research and evaluation to...

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Business

Hamid Moghadam on Prologis

This talk is given by Hamid Moghadam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Prologis, a real estate investment trust company. Mr. Moghadam received an...

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Law and Politics

The Costs and Benefits of Reducing Carbon Emissions

Richard A. Jensen, Gilbert F. Shafer Professor of Economics from the University of Notre Dame delivered the annual Hesburgh Lecture Series at Public Policy Institute at...

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Health and Society

Fighting to Create Economic Opportunity

A degree from a reputable community college has the potential to lift people out of poverty, but 60 percent of community college students drop out before they graduate. The...

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